North American Saddle Mule & Donkey Youth Association was established by
the Board of Directors in 1996 to provide an organization for youth
in the Saddle Mule and Donkey industry to have the opportunity to earn
recognition for their efforts on behalf of the Saddle Mule and Donkey, to
provide financial assistance for the pursuit of higher education and
to provide an atmosphere in which youth can learn positive values
through trail riding, family activities and competition.
is defined as anyone eighteen years and younger as of January 1st of
the current year. Ownership of a mule or donkey is not required to
enjoy membership privileges.
Membership in NASMDA
Youth memberships are available for $10 per year and all youths are
encouraged to participate.
This nationally respected and highly diversified NASMDA Youth Program
continues to enjoy strong industry support while developing "today's
youth" into the mule and donkey owners/producers of the future. A
variety of educational events are offered to members throughout the
year. In addition to competing in mule shows, open horse & 4-H
shows, competitive trail rides, coon mule jumps, and mule races,
NASMDA youth members and their mules also participate in organized
NASMDA trail rides, training clinics, cookouts, and pizza parties.
Each year, two $500
Scholarships are awarded to NASMA seniors in high school who
have met certain criteria and will be continuing their education.
NASMDA believes that NASMDA Youth are the future of the
Association and will continue our efforts to promote, protect, and
enjoy the Saddle Mule and Donkey in the future.